Question about Dryers

1 Answer

Caple integrated dryer

Dryer won't come out of it's integrated cupboard. We've disconnected vent through wall at back (by accessing from outside) and have lowered the machine as much as the feet will allow. Is there a way to dismantle the machine with access to the front only as we can not get it to move despite trying everything we can think of. Worktop is granite so can not be moved to give access from above.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 320 Answers

I have seen some terrible installations in the field. If the granite was installed after the dryer, there is the possibility of the granite resting directly on the dry or possibly glued to it. You mentioned having lowered the legs, so I believe you meant the front legs since the rears are not accessible. I would take 2 wire coat hangers and put one around each leg. Then you can pull on them "wiggling" the unit left and right, up and down, while someone is also pulling at the top INSIDE of dryer door opening (drum).
If you are able to get this thing out, make sure you make all necessary corrections to the install.
Good luck.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
Amigaman
  • 248 Answers

SOURCE: how to access rear of dryer

Need to know brand and model number.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

Jimster
  • 240 Answers

SOURCE: Kenmore series 90 dryer

I hae to say it, but it sounds like the motor has already gone out. That loud humming noise is usually the start windings going out. There is no other way easily to tell if the motor is out, but taking the belt off and saying it doesnt look broke what work in this situation. I would imagine that you have a DOTT (Dryer Of Tommorrow, Today) dryer, because you said it had the front panel. The motor part number is 279787 if this the case. Good Luck, and let me know if you find out any new information or need further help.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

RescueTech
  • 145 Answers

SOURCE: baffles are loose on my dyer maytag neptune mde5500

Hi Nick, welcome to FixYa!

1. Open the door and remove the two screws that secure each of the door hinges to the dryer frame. With the door open so you can take a hold of it, simply pull the whole door out of the notches that the hinges fit into.
Next, remove the two screws on the opposite side of the frame where the door closes to. (along with the two white plastic trim pieces the screws go thru) Once the door is off and the screws are out, pull the entire front panel forward and then it will lift off the tabs at the bottom and you can set it aside.
next, look up near the top of the cabinet, on each side, for the metal hooks that secure the top to the cabinet. Remove the screw (5/16" nut driver) that secures each hook to the cabinet. Take the hook off, repeat for the other side.
Now you can lift up the top of the machine, and rotate the drum so that the loose baffle is at the top so you can work on the baffle easily. Rotate the drum to the next baffle, etc.

I hope you find this answer helpful.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

SOURCE: Need to move the dryer vent on LG DLE5955 to the side opening.

Knocking out a plug in the dryer, taking ducting loose, moving it around, putting in some new pieces, etc.,etc. Mostly mechanical stuff -- not a teriffically difficult job. Would help to be handy, though.

Posted on May 03, 2009

heatman101
  • 43501 Answers

SOURCE: Kenmore 70 Series Dryer won't

Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

Posted on Sep 19, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

It takes forever to dry a load of clothes. Drum


Hello,
Have you checked your vent for blockage? Over time, lint build-up in the vent and in the back of the dryer makes your drying time longer and longer. Unplug the dryer, pull it out and disconnect the vent. Using a flashlight and a vacuum, clean out the back of the dryer that connects to the vent and the vent itself. If you have a long vent line, you'll need to find a away to clean it out to clear any blockage. I use a hand-held plumbers snake that rolls up and pulls out as much length as needed. Then spin it around in the vent to knock off lint attached inside the vent tube walls. It may be easier to do this from the outside, but you can do it from the inside too. Check your outside vent cap for blockage and make sure the vent flap outside is not stuck closed. Also make sure when you push the dryer back into place, that you don't squish the vent tube, if it is made of plastic or foil. After reconnecting the vent, turn on the dryer. The air flow may blow out the lint you have dislodged with the snake. Clean out as necessary at the outside vent. I have a long vent line on my dryer, so I have do this annually. This has helped shorten my dry time every time I do it. Of course, cleaning out the filter regularly, does help too. The more often you clean the filter, the less lint that will build up in the vent . Hope this helps. Douglas

Jul 17, 2010 | Maytag MED5600TQ Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Takes 4 or 5 cycles to dry clothes.


Most of the time this problem is attributed to a blocked or more precisely, a partially blocked dryer vent system. When a dryer vent is blocked it stops the air flow and the heat backs up into the dryer turning the heat sensors on and off prematurely taking longer for the clothes to dry. Over time this may cause the heat overload fuse to blow and you will have no heat at all.
First take a look at the dryers ducting between the dryer and the wall to make sure the vent duct (normally a flexible style) has not been crushed or kinked.
If the dryer duct to the wall is in good shape then in most cases there is a blockage some where between the wall where the ducting connects to the vent and where it exhausts outside.
The major cause of a blocked dryer duct occurs when the water in the clothes is heated to a high temperature and turned into steam, which is then exhausted out the back of the dryer to outside. As the steam cools on its journey and gets closer to the outside of the house, it tends to get cooler and turns back into water droplets. This is going to be the point where the dried lint, as it escapes past the lint filter, sticks to the newly formed water drops and starts a gradual chocking down of the 4" diameter vent to 3",2",1" and finally stops all flow of air.
Remember, the dryer is designed to exhaust so many cfm's and the more choked the vent the more heat is backed up into the dryer.
If you cannot access the dryer ducting, because it is in the wall or ceiling, to look for the obstruction, then look in the yellow pages or contact the local appliance repair service company and get the name for a good duct cleaning company.

Apr 08, 2010 | Dryers

2 Answers

Whirlpool dryer not exhausting air, and the drum is spinning counter-clock wise


Hi,

The first and most important thing you need to do, is to disconnect the dryer from the wall outlet before doing any kind of work on it. Most parts will need to be checked for continuity and the dryer must be disconnected from the wall outlet.
Most of the times the part causing the problem is behind the dryer and you can gain access by removing the back panel.




Aug 22, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

3 Answers

Not drying clothes, heat is on, lots of moisture in dryer


hi there,

This is a classic sign that you need to unclog or improve the dryer venting to the outside of the building.

One of the most important functions of a dryer is the elimination of moisture recovered during the heating of damp clothing. A typical 12-pound load of laundry can weight as much as 20-pounds when first removed from a washer. The extra 8-pounds is water. That moisture is held as humidity in the warm air produced by the dryer and is normally expelled to the outdoors through the dryer's vent. If this air can not be adequately removed, poor drying will result.

This moisture can also condense into pools of water in the dryer vent, eventually leaking out. Moisture accumulation inside the dryer ducting is often a sign of poor venting which should be looked into

good luck!!
thanks

Jul 07, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

2 Answers

How long should a hose/pipe be at the back of a dryer because maybe our hose is too long and that could be causing it to stop all the time ? Thanks Johanne Canada


The vent hose/pipe should be as short as possible to vent the dryer outdoors. If it is too long, cut it to the needed length. Also check the inside of the entire pipe to make sure there is not lint piled up in it. Finally check inside the back of the dryer where the vent pipe attaches to be sure it is clear, and the vent outside the house to make sure it is clear and not blocked.

May 07, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Loud noise in dryer, and no air coming out the vent


Check these things:

Unplug or turn off the power to the dryer and turn off the gas (if equipped)

Pull out and examine the lint screen

Pull the dryer away from the wall (carefully), disconnect the vent pipe (the 4" tube) and look for plugging of the vent line (you said the vent dampers weren't open)

Lastly, it could be the vent blower - this is located inside the dryer annd accessible from the back with the back cover removed. The blower could simply be plugged or it could be defective.

May 07, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

AF flashing on our Whirpool Cabrio Dryer.


Hi Terry,

AF flashes if a restricted airflow condition exists. Check to make sure the lint screen is clean, the door seal is in place and the vent is not
obstructed.
I suspect it's the vent connecting the dryer to the wall or the vent pipe in the wall to the outside. Without moving your dryer, look behind it to see if the flex duct is crushed or pinched. If it is, it's pinching off your air flow, too. Pull the dryer out straighten or replace the hose (you can get vent hose at Home Depot, Lowes or Ace Hardware) then slide the dryer back being careful to keep it about 8" from the wall (8" is the recommended distance from the back of the dryer to the wall, btw).
If the flex vent is NOT pinched off, then you should call a chimney sweep to come out and clean the vent pipe that's in the wall.

*Note---> If you want to test this diagnosis to verify it, just disconnect the flex hose from the wall and run a load of clothes. The error code should not reappear.

SG

Mar 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Cabrio 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super...

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite Heavy Duty Dryer 11063012101 Takes Forever to Dry


I think your vent has lint in the line between the wall and the outside of your house not allowing the moisture to get out

FIX

1 when the dryer is running go outside and observe the vent to see if hot air is coming out



2 Turn dryer off, disconnect electric from wall

3 pull dryer out from wall

4 take a nut driver or screw and remove the clamp that attaches the flex vent pipe to the wall

4 Also remove the flex pipe from the dryer

5 Inspect inside vent connection inside dryer for any trapped lint

6 inspect inside flex line for any lint

7 Look inside wall vent for lint you can also reach in with your hand to feel for lint

8 If you have a leaf blower or can borrow one(electric is best) from your neighbor put the snout of the blower into the vent going into the wall seal the area between the snout and the vent pipe at the wall ( i use duct tape you can use wash clothes rags etc

9 start blower and blow any lint in the line out through outside THIS WILL CLEAR THE LINT

10 Reattach the flex to the wall vent and dryer , plug in. run a load and you should be back in business

Good Luck





Jan 04, 2009 | Kenmore 63012 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Roper dryer


if you are sure vent is ok ..did you try a load with vent disconnected??...there is a chance there is something blocking air flow in lint screen/blower housing ..remove the 2 screws under filter remove all back screws remove 4 screws holding blower housing in place ..you then can pull complete housing out back

May 18, 2008 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Dryer takes too long to dry


This complaint is most often caused by the dryer's vent being blocked with lint. Dryers need to be properly vented, otherwise the moisture in the air can't be properly carried away. Vents that go out the roof are particularly problematic-- the dryer may take far too long to dry clothes and the vent pipe may even drip water that can't be exhausted. Minimum size for a dryer's roof vent is 4 inches. If your dryer has chronically poor drying, if possible, have the vent moved to where it exits a house wall near the dryer. The vent should be made of 4-inch aluminum rigid duct and elbows or, where absolutely necessary, flexible metal (but not flexible thin foil). Do not use flexible plastic duct-- it restricts air flow and is combustible. The dryer should vent outside--never into a crawl space, wall, ceiling chimney, or other type of flue. The bottom of the exhaust hood should be located at least 12 inches above the ground. Here is what to do: 1) Check the lint trap and clean it. 2) Be sure the dryer isn't pushed so close to the wall that it pinches off the airflow through the vent's air duct hose. 3) Check the point where the air duct vents away from the house. Be sure plants, birds, or anything else hasn't blocked it. If the duct vents out the roof, it could easily be blocked with lint. 4) Disconnect the air duct hose from the back of the gas dryer and clean out built-up lint. Note: For safety, first turn off the gas to the dryer, then unplug the dryer; this means you will have to re-light the pilot light later if the dryer has one (read your owner?s manual for proper re-lighting techniques). 5) If necessary, clean out the ductwork from the dryer to the exterior wall where it vents; this may involve disconnecting sections. One trick that sometimes makes this job easier (but only if the dryer duct is fastened firmly at all connection points) is to blow lint and debris through the duct and out the exterior wall vent, using an electric leaf blower.

Jan 18, 2006 | AEG T57800 Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

40 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15950 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...